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Old 06-30-2017, 01:24 PM   #1
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Well now that Photobucket has gone from free to $400/yr, what are you folks using to host photos for uploading to this forum?

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FLICKR is one alternative.
However, for most purposes, creating an album on this site is probably best.
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I'm not sure. I don't trust any of them. Over my online history I have had two host website services pulled out and thus leaving me to not to bother with that avenue. I have had one photo hosting service pulled out under me as well.

I do have a longtime Flickr account.
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Testing.



Evidently previous uploaded photos before their new policy do not post. That's extortion.
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yup= I had long suggested photobucket, but no longer.

no reason for my images to be there, so I deleted them last night.

the image replacement from photobucket are not such a great advertisement for them...maybe the various forums will come up with a crawler to remove them/ delete links



we'll figure out a work around- maybe even post a still to youtube?

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Photobucket wrecked my long standing "Advancing Alvar" thread.

This is a photo from my Facebook wall page. Just clicked on the photo and then on the Mac option clicked to bring up a menu to copy Image Address.

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I'm not sure. I don't trust any of them. Over my online history I have had two host website services pulled out and thus leaving me to not to bother with that avenue. I have had one photo hosting service pulled out under me as well.
Oh, totally.
There is no way I would trust the "truth" copies of my precious photos to ANY third party, especially a "cloud" service. They serve their purpose, but they are all ephemeral. Anybody remember "AOL Hometown"? 10 million personal websites disappeared with one week's notice.

And don't delude yourself into thinking that Facebook, YouTube, Google Drive, or any other trendy service will be "forever". They all will pass.

You should:
(a) upload any images you want to post to a forum to that forum's site. At least that way, the lifetime of the images will equal that of the site.
(b) Buy THREE multi-terabyte external disk drives. Put all of your images on one. Use the other two for backups. Store one at your friend's house.
(c) If you are an Apple user, set up Time Machine to make an additional automatic backup to another disk. I'm sure there are equivalents for Windows.
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Nothing goes on forever...

especially in the cyber world.

Remember Webshots ?

How about MySpace ?

Yahoo will be gone soon, too.

People think Facebook is the best thing since the sliced bread.
History tells us that it too will pass, one day.
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Not all forum message boards have their own hosting services which with to upload photos.
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I never understood photobucket's business model.

I don't see how their advertisements can support such a large database infrastructure.
I knew it was going to fail one day. That's why i do not have any photos up there.
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